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M Pharmaceutical maps out strategy for weight loss drug

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:33
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M Pharmaceutical Inc (CNSX:MQ) has unveiled its strategy to commercialise its side-effect-free version of orlistat, the weight-loss drug marketed as alli and Xenical.

The focus initially will be the previously-approved indication for adolescent obesity along with new treatment areas non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

M Pharma’s C-103 is a combination of orlistat, simethicone (which reduces bloating) and activated charcoal.

Together they work to mitigate the bowel-related problems with a product that otherwise has a clean bill of health.

Orlistat is the best-selling weight loss medication of all time with peak sales of over $900mln. It has a strong safety profile and is approved by the US Food & Drug Administration.

According to the World Health Organization, 1.9bn adults globally are overweight or obese, which adds up to a ticking healthcare time-bomb.  

“Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney complications, joint disorders and certain cancers,” said M Pharma chief executive Gary Thompson.

“M Pharma has a unique opportunity with C-103 to make a significant impact in treating this world epidemic.” 

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